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Experience Australia Day fireworks on the water

Lit Vessels on Sydney Harbour

Experience Australia Day fireworks on the water is finished


06:30 PM - 10:00 PM

26 January 2021


Sydney Harbour

Important Information

Bookings required

Watch the fireworks, hear the Australia Day Live concert and enjoy dinner and drinks on board a cruise boat on Sydney Harbour. Bookings essential.

Book tickets now

Tickets are available to watch (and be part of) the show on board a vessel participating in the Tug and Yacht Ballet or Lit Vessels Program. Tickets are available through the participating companies below.

Tug and Yacht Ballet

Lit Vessels Program

Please note: The cruise operators above are participating in the official program. Cruise operators are responsible for adhering to any relevant public health orders, as well as preparing and implementing a COVID Safety Plan. Inclusion on this website is not an endorsement of the cruise operator.  

Tug and Yacht Ballet

The Tug and Yacht Ballet is a spectacular display of nautical precision as a fleet of yachts, tugs and jet skis complete choreographed manoeuvres in the middle of Circular Quay as the sun sets over Sydney Harbour.

During Australia Day Live, the Yacht & Tug Ballet will be performed to the ‘Wedding of the Winds’, a waltz composed by John T Hall in 1915.

Lit Vessels Program

Covered in colourful light rope, the Lit Vessels have an exclusive view of the on water show and prime position for the fireworks during Australia Day Live. These vessels will parade through Circular Quay as part of the show, with their lights programmed to synchronise with the music. 

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